The last.fm support team relates there is no way to differentiate bands with the same name, so here is a breakdown. The earliest well known ensemble to use this name was:
The HUB - interactive computer music Since 1985, The Hub has been one of the first "computer network music" ensemble consisting of John Bischoff, Tim Perkis, Chris Brown, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, Mark Trayle and Phil Stone. The Hub grew from The League of Automatic Music Composers:John Bischoff, Tim Perkis, Jim Horton, and Rich Gold.
We are a four-piece emotional hardcore band.
We come from this city of half-hearted men and restless ghosts called Le Mans, France
Louise Le May is a London-based singer/songwriter. Her first mini-album, "Tell Me One Thing That Is New", was released in autumn 2009. It was produced and arranged by Louis Philippe. Sean O'Hagan, Eric Matthews, Van Dyke Parks, Fredo Viola and author Jonathan Coe have all praised the beauty of Louise Le May's songs and Louis Philippe's arrangements.
Maniac is known to be the name of six musical artists:
1. A new project of The Matches frontman Shawn Harris and Something With Numbers frontman Jake Grigg. Formed in 2009 under the name Maniac, they currently have a blog for posting song clips of their covers of the current Billboard Hot 100 number one single. They have so far covered "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas and are set to release their debut album in 2010. Their debut album, Mania, can be previewed and purchased from their official website at http://maniacmania.com/
Born of a Tunisian father and a French mother, Dajla grew up in the west of France, on the ocean side, listening to her parents' record collection : soul, blues, arabic music, funk and jazz. Her encounter in 1992 with Fishbone's band members was to change her life for ever. A true combination of all she'd always listened to and loved, an astonishing bag of soul, jazz, blues, rock and p-funk. So much passion and energy gave her the strenght and faith she would need to carry on.
Blackwater may refer to at least 3 artists:
1) a French group of Celtic music caracterized for its energic sound and accurate control over the instruments. See http://www.lesonotone.com/blackwater/ and http://www.myspace.com/blackwateririshconnection. 2) a deathmetal band from the cold north. Inspired by bands like Kataklysm, Hate Eternal, Bloodbath, Behemoth etc... 3) A London-based classic rock band comprising Tommy Balaam (vocals/guitar), George McKenzie (Guitar), Rory Murphy (Vocals/bass) and Bryce Dunn (Drums).
Several bands go by the name The Plague: 1) 1960's garageband from Canada, known for the song 'face of time'. 2) 1970's Art/Rock band from New Zealand: In 1977 Richard von Sturmer returned from England, according to The Mechanics Of Popular Music "charged with the new punk movement that flourished there. He assembled a troupe of 'actors' and they rehearsed a series of theatre/music pieces revolving around his poetry and showmanship. The called themselves The Plague." They used material from Inside Information; songs such as Frank Gill's An Idiot and Private Property.
Oxia should be no stranger to techno fans. Behind his fancy pseudonym we find one Olivier Raymond from Grenoble, France. Deejaying from the tender age of 15, Oxia has been consistently churning out productions under several guises - with Stephane Deschezeaux or the Hacker with whom he runs the Goodlife label.
Born in 1985, Maxime Dangles discovered the night world at a young age. He found himself enjoying electronic music at 15 years old. He got hooked; the music became his passion.
Born in the information generation, he understood the preponderant place that a PC can have in complementing DJing. In search of his sound, he produced many remixes for discotheques in his region.
In 2004, aged 19 years old, he maintained his first residency, at Valentinoise.
He caught a glimpse of the relationship that could exist between the public and himself; the musical gap in graduating accentuation.